Physical and Emotional Control 

Control is the fundamental theme displayed in Sophocles' Antigone and Freud's Introductory Lectures. It presents itself in relation to how people function consciously and unconsciously in society as well as privately. Freud zero's in on how the unconscious controls our inner thoughts and feelings which also has control over our dreams and Sophocles' portrays Creon in Antigone as the one who has control over the city, the people, and the deciding factor in the consequences of the peoples actions. The outcome of these two types of control not only set the fundamentals for a person but also decide their fate. 

Everyone's unconscious plays a role in our mental process. Freud expresses that all mental processes are unconscious and that of all mental life there is only minimal portions that are conscious(pg 25).
When one person, such as Creon, has control over an entire city and all of the people, he has control over everything within his city. He has the control to decide who lives or dies, where they are to go, and who should do what. (pg 48).
Creon views himself as ruler of everything, and has control over everyone. He orders the chorus not to side with anyone who disobeys instilling fear in them if they were to disobey (pg 11). This pattern of instilling the fear of death in people is one way he kept constant control over people (pg 15).
The internal somatic stimuli, also referred to as neuroses and dreams, is what creates our day-dreams and fantasies. These are the controlling products of our unconscious as well as conscious imagination (pg 113).
This image shows how easily we can lose ourselves when being restricted under control. Our unconscious can take over our dreams, our day-dreams, and even our impulses. We can also be lost when we are being controlled under strict laws tempting us to rebel against rules we do not agree with. This could result in our fate being decided outside of the city lines.
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